Theodore Goushy left this earth and ascended into heaven January 31, 2021 while being loved by his adoring family: his two sons Theodore and Matthew, also of Shrewsbury and Atlantic Highlands and his daughter Joanne of Hamilton, New Jersey. He is predeceased by his loving wife Elaine Marie who ascended into heaven on September 25th 2020. He lived in Shrewsbury NJ with his wife since 1983, and previously lived in Spotswood NJ with his wife and his three children from 1965 to 1983.
He will be cherished by his family for eternity, and is now at peace and joined in heaven with his wife Elaine of 60 years and his parents Helena and Theodore.
Ted was born March 20, 1934 in New Brunswick NJ to Lena Bolla and Theodore Goushy. He grew up on the family farm in Piscataway New Jersey with his 4 siblings.
He is survived by his two sisters: Mary Lasky of East Brunswick, and Henrietta Hansen of Franklin, NJ. He is predeceased by his Brother Peter, and his Sister Irene. He is adored as well by his Nephews Peter John, Robert, Ken, Carl, Wayne , Ron, Robert, and Edward as well as by nieces Barbara Jean, Carolyn, Elaine, and Lynda.
Theodore and his wife Elaine were married in St Mary’s RC Church in Bound Brook, New Jersey in October 1960. Of this union, three children were born: Joanne, Theodore, and Matthew.
Ted was a loving husband, father, and Grandfather to Steven Michael, Jillian Nicole, Alexander Theodoros, and Amalia Nan.
He was a passionate Salesman possessing the gift of gab, combined with the business savvy and drive which helped him create his own business.
This trait was passed onto daughter Joanne and son Matthew, as well as his granddaughter Jillian and Grandson Alexander. Some of his employment experiences included Ford Motor Company in Edison, and Goodyear Corporation. He worked for Arrow Automotive through the 70’s and early 80’s as a Sales Professional, earning many President’s club Trips, and then started his own company: Bow Sales back in 1982. . Ted was an Indian Motorcycle and Classic car Enthusiast and owner, collecting and admiring them while socializing with those who shared his passion. He and loved the beach, fishing, boating, and travelling. He was an active member of the New Jersey Colonial Chapter Motorcycle club and loved to attend meets, and events with his wife Elaine and many friends. He also was a member of the Classic Car club in Little Silver, NJ.
His life was centered around his family, friends, and faith, and he was an active member of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean NJ. He was a member of the AHEPA organization where he was a friendly and giving member, helping run the St George Greek Festivals, and partaking in the masses over many years . He loved his Greek culture and shared that with his children and grandchildren often, and the many friends he had from the Church. He had a sharp mind, and clever wit, and loved to debate the topics of the day all the way to the last days of his life. He bantered about politics, the world, and enjoyed the simple things in life: especially Greek food, and a nice Motorcycle ride or two.
He was a strong Male role model for his sons Matt and Ted, as well as his Grandsons Steven and Alexander while enjoying fishing trips, sharing his sales tips with Jillian, enjoying a meal with Alex and Amalia, or having a scotch or two with Steven at the holidays, all while reveling in his grandchildren and their accomplishments. He was very proud of his children and Grandchildren and would always brag about their successes in life. He was a loving father- in- law to Kate and David, and step Grandfather to Sarah and Rachel.
The Mass will be offered at 10am on Monday, February 8th, at St George Greek orthodox Church
1033 W Park Ave. Ocean township NJ 07712.
Burial will follow at St George Greek Orthodox Cemetery at:
2342 West Bangs Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Please make donations in Theodore Goushy’ s name to Christian Brothers Academy
850 Newman Springs Road. Lincroft, NJ.
Donations can also be made to St George Greek Orthodox Church in Ted’s name .
There will be a small repass immediately following the burial at :
116 Samara Drive
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702